Consumer Product and Cosmetics Reports Received - Quarterly Data April 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015


389 reports received by Health Canada

Health Canada regularly receives reports on human health or safety concerns related to consumer products and cosmetics. Consumer products are covered under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act while cosmetics are covered under the Food and Drugs Act.

Industry 48%, Consumer 52%

Industry is required to submit reports to Health Canada when they become aware of an incident related to their consumer product. Consumers report concerns about consumer products and cosmetics on a voluntary basis.

Percentage of reports received by product category
Category Percentage
Housewares 23%
Appliances 23%
Children’s Products 13%
Electronics 9%
Home & Automobile Maintenance 7%
Clothing, Textiles & Accessories 7%
Grooming Products & Accessories 7%
Outdoor Living 6%
Sports, Recreation & Hobby 5%

Top 5 product types based on number of reports received

  1. Cosmetics: 22;
  2. Ranges or Ovens, Not Specified: 15;
  3. Telephones or Accessories: 13;
  4. Diapers: 13;
  5. Window Shades, Venetian Blinds or Indoor Shutters: 12.

144 reports including injury

Not every report Health Canada receives involves an injury. Over the time period, injuries, including deaths, were reported in 37% of reports received.


Top 3 Injury Types

  • Irritation/Allergic Reaction: 39;

  • Burns: 22;

  • Cut: 20.

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